November 21st, 2013
07:13 AM ET
11 months ago

How Chris Christie took over the Republican Governors Association

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) – There wasn't room for the two of them.

In the fall of 2012, with the presidential race in full swing, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, two prominent Republican governors with well-known national ambitions, were engaged in a different kind of campaign.

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Filed under: Arizona • Chris Christie • RGA
Ad hits Christie rival for tax record
May 29th, 2013
12:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Ad hits Christie rival for tax record

(CNN) – A new television ad airing in New Jersey hits Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono, who's running for governor in the state, for her record on taxes during her time in Trenton.

The spot from the Republican Governors Association will be backed by a "large buy," a spokesman for the group said.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey • RGA
GOP governors call for special prosecutor in IRS case
May 14th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP governors call for special prosecutor in IRS case

(CNN) - The two leaders of the Republican Governors Association called for the appointment of a special prosecutor Tuesday to investigate any legal wrongdoing within the Internal Revenue Service.

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin - who both are considered potential candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination - wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama the recent revelation the IRS was applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax exempt status amounted to a "witch hunt to prevent Americans from exercising their First Amendment rights."
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • IRS • RGA • Scott Walker
Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts
February 25th, 2013
03:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Gov. Haley blames 'psychotic' Washington for spending cuts

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina blew off some steam Monday, criticizing lawmakers in Washington for letting partisan bickering get in the way of balancing the budget.

"I could not be more frustrated than I am right now. How many more times are the governors going to have to pick up the mess of Washington DC?" she said at a press conference in the nation's capital for the Republican Governors Association.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Debt • Deficit • Nikki Haley • RGA
Barbour: GOP needs a 'proctology exam'
November 14th, 2012
08:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Barbour: GOP needs a 'proctology exam'

(CNN) – While Republicans continue to soul search after their party's loss in the presidential election, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour injected a new term Wednesday to describe the GOP's introspection.

"The ground game is really important, and we have to be, I mean we've got to give our political organizational activity a very serious..." he said, taking a pause and looking for the right word. "Proctology exam. We need to look everywhere."
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Filed under: Haley Barbour • Latinos • RGA
McDonnell furiously defends Romney from Obama salvo
July 13th, 2012
12:16 PM ET
2 years ago

McDonnell furiously defends Romney from Obama salvo

Williamsburg, Virginia (CNN) – The war of words over Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital flared Friday morning inside a Virginia trucking company, as the state's normally mild-mannered Gov. Bob McDonnell harshly rebuked the Obama campaign for demanding that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee release more of his tax returns.

At a press conference inside a Williamsburg trucking company organized by the Republican Governors Association to coincide with President Obama's campaign swing through the commonwealth, McDonnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker derided the president for using Bain to distract from his "horrible" record in the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RGA • Scott Walker • Virginia
RGA hits Barrett in seventh Wisconsin ad
May 23rd, 2012
09:41 AM ET
2 years ago

RGA hits Barrett in seventh Wisconsin ad

(CNN) – The Republican Governors Association, which has been aggressively backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his upcoming recall election, said Wednesday they were launching their seventh television ad in the state, this time comparing the records of Walker and his Democratic rival, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

"Since Scott Walker became governor, Wisconsin has gained over 30,000 jobs. Fact," the ad asserts. "With Tom Barrett as mayor, Milwaukee unemployment has gone up 28%. Fact. Scott Walker balanced the budget without raising taxes. Fact. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office. Fact. No opinions. Just the facts."
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Filed under: RGA • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
RGA ad weighs in again on Wisconsin race
May 16th, 2012
12:05 PM ET
2 years ago

RGA ad weighs in again on Wisconsin race

(CNN) – The Republican Governor's Association released a new ad Wednesday arguing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would move Wisconsin backwards if elected governor in June's recall election.

Barrett, who won the Democratic nomination for the seat last week, "raised taxes every year but one," the RGA ad said. Unemployment in his city went up 28%, the ad said.
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Filed under: 2012 • RGA • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Fresh ads in Wisconsin recall, fresh off Tuesday election
May 9th, 2012
10:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Fresh ads in Wisconsin recall, fresh off Tuesday election

(CNN) – Groups on both sides of the political aisle launched new ads in Wisconsin Wednesday morning, after a Democratic challenger was picked to face incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the recall election.

The Republican Governors Association aimed their fire at Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday. The 30-second spot criticized Barrett's record as mayor, charging him with increasing taxes, government spending and unemployment, a consistent line of attack from Republican groups in the state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • PCCC • RGA • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
RGA brings in more than $12 million
April 3rd, 2012
08:53 AM ET
3 years ago

RGA brings in more than $12 million

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Governors Association reported Tuesday that it raised $12.2 million over the past three months. That's $5 million more than the RGA raised during the first quarter of 2008, the last comparable fundraising period.

The RGA's fundraising haul was larger than what they brought in during the first quarter of 2010, when 37 governorships were up for grabs. Twelve contests for governor are taking place this year.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • RGA
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